Osseous surgery is a type of operation performed on the bone and overlying tissues of the teeth to purposely correct the teeth or gums in the mouth so as to enable the teeth lie in good shape by holding them together.
Osseous surgery is a type of surgery that reshapes the bone that holds one or more teeth in place.
Osseous surgery is a treatment for the gum disease called periodontitis. People with periodontitis develop holes called defects in the bone around their teeth. Osseous surgery reshapes the bone to get rid of the defects. This procedure is often used to treat bone loss around multiple teeth.
Your bone and gum tissue should fit snugly around your teeth like a turtleneck around your neck. When you have periodontal disease, this supporting tissue and bone is destroyed, forming “pockets” around the teeth.
Over time, these pockets become deeper, providing a larger space for bacteria to live. As bacteria develop around the teeth, they can accumulate and advance under the gum tissue. These deep pockets collect even more bacteria, resulting in further bone and tissue loss. Eventually, if too much bone is lost, the teeth will need to be extracted.
Why do you Need Periodontal (Osseous) Surgery?
This surgical procedure is used by the Periodontist to smooth/correct defects and irregularities in the bone surrounding the diseased teeth with the ultimate goal of reducing or eliminating the periodontal pockets.
Periodontitis- is a gum infection that can have serious consequences; it destroys the bone and soft tissues inside of your mouth that support your teeth. This can cause you to lose your teeth, and it can even boost your risk of having a stroke or heart attack. Fortunately, you can cure periodontitis by maintain good dental hygiene and visiting your dentist regularly.